Weekly Fishing Report - September 21
Season Looming Large
The rivers are recharged, the fish are fresh and the countdown to Opening is on!
Welcome to the first of our Weekly Fishing Reports for the season.
Our full reports, including weather conditions, videos and hot tips, are scheduled to begin next Thursday, just ahead of the season’s start on October 1.
On that note, Opening falls on Sunday this year so it’s one of those rare occasions when everyone can get out on the water without having to pull a sickie or take a day off work!
It’s a great opportunity to take your family, partner or children out too, maybe even consider camping out streamside overnight Saturday to hit the water first thing Sunday, October 1…
Hard to say what the weather is going to do but one thing is for sure, the rivers are looking great – they’ve had plenty of recharge from goo snow drops right up until a few days ago.
The trout will be thriving in these good flows and frantically trying to put on condition after spawning. Everything is all set up for a super start to the season. Get into it!
Our rangers will have a much stronger presence this Opening Day, as well as the Saturday before to make sure no one is jumping the gun, particularly in the backcountry. We’ve heard reports of this happening in the past and we’re determined to knock it out as it ruins the fishing for everyone else.
Along with being in the backcountry, rangers will also be hitting trail-heads and handy water, so expect to see them if you’re out, and make sure you have your new season licence on you, not in the car or back at home.
If you haven’t yet got your licence, grab it online here the easy way – a few quick clicks and you’re “Licenced to Thrill” for another entire year.
Don’t get caught short by purchasing one of the lesser licences and find out the hard way that you’re very restricted in the angling you can do.
The Whole Season Licence is by far the best category offering the most flexibility and unrestricted freshwater fishing available. You can fish for the entire year – that’s 365 days – for a staggeringly low cost of just 35c/day.
What other world-class recreational activity can you get for that?
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You’ll also have heaps of awesome info at your fingertips including select features, columns and fly tying from, gear reviews, accommodation and more.
And if you didn’t get you pre-season Special Issue magazine, you’ll find it on the website in its entirety.
Don’t forget to like the magazine on Facebook too – search ‘Fish and Game NZ – Online’.
Catch you next week with our first full report and outlook for Opening Day.